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www.newsday.com: Black Lives Matter ignites activism among Asian Americans

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For years, the Great Neck resident had been aware of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Shifting attitudesTara Sheth, 15, and an Indian American, has seen the shift in her mother Sonia Malkani, who until recent months believed in All Lives Matter, a phrase that has emerged as a rebuttal to the Black Lives Matter movement.

It’s time Black Lives Matter for a change.’ … It enlightened me.”

In one rally following Liang’s conviction, a group of mainly Chinese-American protesters decried Liang’s prosecution, while another racially mixed group, including Asian Americans, held Black Lives Matter signs in both English and Chinese.

“This is clearly a critical juncture … for the Asian community to reflect on not only what happened but how Asian police officers are complicit in that.”

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